Saturday, 20 August 2011

Summer Skin - Laura Mericer and MAC Prep and Prime

If you are looking for a good powder to set your liquid foundation, or even to use over your tinted moisturizer, this may be a good combination for you.
When I was using the MAC Mineralize SatinFinish Liquid Foundation I set it with the Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Light. Unfortunately I felt that this was to heavy on my skin and made it look very cakey. I looked around for a good transparent powder that was going to do the same job but make my skin look natural, as though I wasn't wearing any make up. This worked for a while but as the summer months closed in I wanted a sheerer coverage and ended up purchasing the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer with SPF20. This is great if you have no problems with your skin and wish to have a light coverage all year round. On the other hand if you are like me and have scaring that you want to cover and want the lightweight feeling of a moisturizer with the coverage of a foundation, this is the product you want. Combined with the MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Powder it leaves the skin able to breathe whilst looking natural and flawless.
I apply my tinted moisturizer and then with a big powder brush or my MAC kabuki 182. I tip the product upside down to get some powder onto the lid and then swirl my brush into it, tapping off the excess. I then swirl it in circular motion onto my face. This helps to give the moisturizer a matt look. It doesn't look cakey at all. It blends into the skin beautifully and gives a soft cashmere feeling. The products are quite expensive so maybe it would be an option to ask for items for your birthday if it is coming close, or for christmas. 
MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder - £17.50
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 Oil Free - £33

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